Addressing the meeting, Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, thanked participating foreign diplomatic agencies for accompanying and assisting the city’s post-pandemic recovery, opening up opportunities for the economic hub to attract and tap related international resources serving its growth and achievements.

Participants pose for a group photo

He said the city needs and wishes to receive their continued assistance in the time to come, especially in its efforts to becoming a smart city, and the region's economic, financial, commercial, scientific-technological and cultural hub.

Mai pledged ensuring socio-political stability, implementing international commitments, facilitating foreign firms and investors, and creating a favorable living environment for the group.

Close coordination and support between the city and diplomatic corps will be sustained to organize cultural, health, and educational exchange activities for stronger ties and mutually beneficial development, the leader affirmed.

Singaporean Consul General Roy Kho Ngee Seng, head of the delegation of consulates general in the city, said Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most vibrant and attractive economies in the region, has potential to become a regional and international financial center and is always the first destination of foreign companies wishing to invest in Vietnam.

The diplomat stated the delegation wants to tightly cooperate with the local authorities to help turn the city’s economic goals into reality and actively boost joint works in the fields of culture-art, education, public management, health, green economy, and digital economy.

Source: VNA